Division of Temporary Disability and Family Leave InsuranceURL reading ( My Leave Benefits . NJ . Gov )

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Temporary Disability Insurance
Find out how to get benefits when you can't work due to a non-work-related illness or injury.
Here’s How to Get Started:
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Step 1: Create an Account

If you don't already have an account for our secure online system, click here and follow the prompts from the "First Time User?" button. 

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Step 2: Start an Application

You'll then be directed to the first page of the application. Read it and click the box to confirm you agree with the terms before filling out the rest of the pages. 

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Step 3: Print Instruction Forms

After your parts are complete, you'll be prompted to print instructions with a unique Online Form ID number. Give them to your healthcare provider so they can complete their part online. 

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Step 4: Receive Debit Card in the Mail

We send the debit card even before your application is processed, so it won't have funds on it at first. For more information about how the debit card works, click here.

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Step 5: Await Your Decision

Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. Online applications are processed quicker than those sent by mail or fax. 

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Step 6: If Approved, Access Your Funds

If we approve your application for benefits, funds will be loaded onto your debit card after two business days. You can check the status of your claim by click here

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to common questions about Temporary Disability Insurance benefits, including the application process.


Debit Card Information

We issue benefits on a prepaid Bank of America debit card. Find out when to expect yours in the mail, and how to access your funds.


Print an Application

Although the quickest way to apply is online, you can print out an application to submit by mail or fax if you prefer.


Form Look Up

Not sure why you received a letter from us? Get information about the forms and notices we send.


Approved Healthcare Providers

Here's a list of the medical practitioners approved by the division to submit medical information for both Temporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance.


Printable Handouts for Workers

Our convenient guides about Temporary Disability Insurance are here for you to download and print.


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Read our Printable Handout

Download our helpful guide on cash benefits for health conditions.

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The Waiting Week, Explained

We know that no one wants to wait to get their money, but our Temporary Disability program has an unpaid week built into it by law. 

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Appealing a Decision

Every decision notice we send has instructions for filing an appeal if you don’t agree with the decision. Here’s what to do next.

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